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Cox and Wilson

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Cox & Wilson of Oxford Works, Oldbury

1852 Brothers-in-law Joseph William Wilson and Samuel H. F. Cox went into partnership at Oldbury as Cox and Wilson, erecting the Oxford Engineering Works where they manufactured various kinds of engines and pumping machinery, and also mining appliances for the goldfields of California and elsewhere; a small portable single-acting steam-engine of their make was described to the Institution in 1853[1].

1857 Partnership dissolved[2]


A horizontal single cylinder steam engine driving mill shaft via gearing at Gould Thomas & Co, Albert Mill, Keynsham was photographed by George Watkins in 1941 [3]

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Sources of Information

  1. Obituary of Joseph William Wilson
  2. Worcestershire Chronicle, 8 July 1857
  3. 'Stationary Steam Engines of Great Britain, Volume 7: The South & South West', by George Watkins, Landmark Publishing Ltd